“FUNCTIONAL CHRISTIAN FAMILIES” PART 2!

Yesterday we said, we must, I. PATTERN YOUR HOME AFTER THE WORD, NOT THEWORLD. II. PRACTICE GODLY LEADERSHIP IN THE HOME. 

III. PROPER SUBMISSION BY THE WIFE.

Verses 21-24 does not say, “obey.”

Often wives cannot follow, because the husband does not know where he is going. I believe a wife who is submissive will not try to lead her husband or the church. Submission does not mean to boss around. We are not some buck privates under a Sergeant. But, we have a Captain to obey.

See Joshua 5:13-15. I am sure that Joshua thought he was a General and who is this guy telling me what to do?  I’m in charge!

Look at Ephesians 4:1-2, that is where it all starts:  Humility! In verse 22 submit is a very mild, loving word.

Let me explain: We respond to Jesus because He first loved us. The same is true of a wife’s submission. A very personal loving relationship is the ground for submission. The wife is to respond to her husband, the way a believer responds to Christ in a love relationship.

Submission is a sign of being spirit filled.

IV. PRACTICAL WELL BALANCED HOME.

  1. Jesus must be pre-eminent.
  2. There must be a family Bible time – daily.
  3. A balanced fun time: Get input.
  4. Evening meals together.
  5. Church time.
  6. Serving God together as a family.

TO BE CONCLUDED TOMORROW!

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